Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

General Health This forum is for any questions or concerns about your health and wellbeing.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Always * Offline
I can't get enough
Always *'s Avatar
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Location: Hogwarts

Posts: 3,169
Blog Entries: 2
Join Date: April 12th 2012

Quitting personal training... how to tell the trainer? - June 24th 2013, 12:08 AM

Ok, so after a screw up at my gym my trainer left the gym and I quit the gym. I was intending to follow her elsewhere but at this point i've changed my mind and decided to go another direction. I have my exercising under control and I sort of feel like personal training would be like paying to have a really expensive work out buddy. I love my trainer and I'd be happy to go out for runs with her for fun or something but i don't want to keep training any more.

However, for a few weeks I had told her i'd be coming back to train with her as soon as I could (before I changed my mind obviously). So now I don't know how to tell her otherwise as I don't want to hurt her feelings or burn any bridges. I mean, it doesn't help I am graduating next year so I REALLY need the money and I need to NOT be obligated to show up even more places (I am a busy person with several commitments outside of school).

How can i be sure that she'll understand that circumstances have just changed without affecting how she feels towards me (I'd like to keep it positive, not negative)? Suggestions?

Feel free to PM me if you ever need to chat or have questions
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
SouthernBelle. Offline
I've been here a while
SouthernBelle.'s Avatar
Name: Anna
Gender: Female
Location: West Virginia, US

Posts: 1,056
Blog Entries: 5
Join Date: November 30th 2010

Re: Quitting personal training... how to tell the trainer? - June 24th 2013, 11:39 AM

It's all in the tone of voice.

Some members of my family are very easily offended, so I've learned that when I'm delivering not so good news to them, the best way to say it is to brighten up my voice and minimize the problem as much as possible, while at the same time being honest. It keeps feelings from being hurt, but at the same time puts my views on certain matters into perspective for them.

I'd say your trainer would probably appreciate this honest, gentle communication of your problem, too. What I would do is go to him/her in person (maybe one last training session), and explain to them that you were planning to come back, but you need money for college/whatever you're planning to do after college, and can't do as you wish. Explain to them how you need more time for working. Then, finally, to leave it on a good note, tell them you'd like to maintain the friendship that you've built, and that you'd love to run with them just for old times' sake every once in a while.

In other words, just be honest, but present it in the most optimistic and nice order that is possible.

Good luck!

Anna's Personal Keys to Happiness
1. Do what you want within the bounds of reason, whenever you want to, and regret nothing. 2. If you have an opinion, don't beat around the bush, or there isn't a point in saying it. 3. Don't keep the company of anyone who won't like you and will try to change you.

  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Mahray Offline
Skittles Minion

Regular TeenHelper
Mahray's Avatar
Gender: Male
Location: Australia

Posts: 481
Blog Entries: 7
Join Date: May 3rd 2013

Re: Quitting personal training... how to tell the trainer? - June 24th 2013, 11:47 AM

Yep. Do it in person if you can, phone call if you can't. I'd just say that you can't afford PT sessions right now, but you'll keep Trainer in mind when your financial situation improves.

Plus, PTs are professionals, so they're used to losing and gaining clients at the drop of a hat.

Feel free to email/PM/VM/whatever me if you want. I'll answer as soon as I can.

New blog - http://www.trueartisangsty.com/
Trying to keep it updated more or less daily as I write.
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Terry Offline
Canadian Bacon
Regular TeenHelper
Terry's Avatar
Name: Terry
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Location: Canada

Posts: 367
Join Date: May 29th 2009

Re: Quitting personal training... how to tell the trainer? - June 24th 2013, 02:41 PM

Originally Posted by Mahray View Post
Plus, PTs are professionals, so they're used to losing and gaining clients at the drop of a hat.
This, no personal trainer would take it personally. And if they do they honestly need a change of career paths, lol

Self pity will not rescue you.
Sometimes we have to save our own lives,
not because no one else cares, but because no one else can.

Life for you has been less than kind
So take a number, stand in line
We've all been sorry, we've all been hurt
But how we survive is what makes us who we are.

Dreamed up the maps, give me the charcoal and the paper
We invent paths they cannot see, and they're too scared to walk

Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you are free to do anything.
Closed Thread


personal, quitting, trainer, training

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.